France: TikTok Faces Investigation by a Data Privacy Watchdog
France's privacy watchdog CNIL has initiated a probe against TikTok, a Chinese short-form video-sharing app. According to a CNIL spokesperson, the watchdog started investigation after a complaint about TikTok was received in May. However, he refused to dwell into the details of the complaint. TikTok said that it was aware of the probe, and was cooperating completely. TikTok is facing similar investigations already in the US, EU, and the Netherlands.